‘Grief at last wholly overcame them, and they wept long: some standing and silent, some cast upon the ground. Doom, doom. The drum-beats faded.’–Tolkien
‘From this a general rule is drawn which never or rarely fails: that he who is the cause of another becoming powerful is ruined; because that predominancy has been brought about either by astuteness or else by force, and both are distrusted by him who has been raised to power.’–Machiovelli
Van Helsing: That’s why you’re coming with me.
Carl: The hell be damned that I am.
Van Helsing: You cursed. Not very well, mind you, but you’re a monk. You shouldn’t curse at all.
Carl: Actually, I’m still just a friar. I can curse all I want, dammit.
‘But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.’–Gettysburg Address, Lincoln.
‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’
He deserves death. ‘Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”‘-Gandalf/Frodo
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
–Declaration of Independence
You know, you’re a classic example of the inverse ratio between the size of the mouth and the size of the brain.–Fourth Doctor
He’s like Fire and Ice and Rage, He’s like the Night and the Sun, He’s Ancient and Forever. He burns at the Centre of Time and he can see the Turn of the Universe.
— The Family of Blood
They say the best weapon is one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only need to fire once. That’s how dad did it, that’s how America does it, and it’s worked out pretty well so far.–Tony Stark
You’ll either die as a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.–Harvey Dent
The night is always darkest just before the dawn.–Harvey Dent
Hutch: You gotta find your Death Star.
Eric: Okay, I’ll bite.
Hutch: Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I’m concerned, that’s what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know.
Is it safe to use this color safe bleach on colors? –Keenan Henkelman
What have trees got to talk about? Except the consistency of squirrel droppings.”–Gimli
With great power comes great responsibility.
Windows: You guys both got to stop perpetuating this myth that Boba Fett is some kind of bad-ass. All right? He has a jet pack. So did the Rocketeer. Really cool. When it comes time for battle, the man’s Michael Bay – all style, no substance.
Hutch: If you diss the Fett the again, I will corn-hole you with a lightsaber!
What have you done, Watson?
“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.”–C.S. Lewis